Almanac - Thursday 9/21/17
Today Thursday, the 21st of September of 2017 is the 264th day of the year...
There are 101 days remaining until the end of the 2017.
411 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
1 year 1 month and 16 days from today
1139 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
3 years 1 month and 13 days from today
Today is the first full day of Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year.
Rosh Hashanah started at sun-down last night.
Happy New Year, the first of Tishrei, 5778. L’Shana Tova!
The sun will rise at 6:58 am
and the sun will set at 7:07 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 9 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:02 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:45am
and the next high tide will be at 1:15 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:37 am
and the next low tide at 7:03 pm.
Moon Direction: ↑ 62.99° ENE
Moon Altitude: -33.91°
Moon Distance: 241122 mi
Next Full Moon: Oct 5, 2017 at 11:40 am
Next New Moon: Oct 19, 2017 at 12:12 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 8:20 am
National Farm Safety Day for Kids
Founder's Day and National Volunteer Day in Ghana
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Armenia from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Belize from the United Kingdom in 1981.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Malta from the United Kingdom in 1964.
Victory over the Golden Horde in the Battle of Kulikovo in Russia
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this day with…
1866 – H. G. Wells, English novelist, historian, and critic (d. 1946)
1874 – Gustav Holst, English composer and educator (d. 1934)
1909 – Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian educator and politician, 1st President of Ghana (d. 1972)
1912 – Chuck Jones, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1931 – Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)
1934 – Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2016)
1935 – Henry Gibson, American actor (d. 2009)
1936 – Diane Rehm, American journalist and radio host
1944 – Fannie Flagg, American actress, comedian, and author
1944 – Hamilton Jordan, American politician, 8th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2008)
1947 – Stephen King, American author and screenwriter
1949 – Henry Butler, American pianist and photographer
1950 – Bill Murray, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1957 – Ethan Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1957 – Kevin Rudd, Australian politician and diplomat, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
1964 – Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer-songwriter
1968 – Ricki Lake, American actress, producer, and talk show host
1970 – Melissa Ferrick, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970 – Samantha Power, Irish-American journalist, academic, and diplomat, 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1981 – Nicole Richie, American actress, fashion designer, and author
On this day in history…
1933 – Salvador Lutteroth ran the first ever EMLL (now CMLL) show in Mexico, marking the birth of Lucha libre.
1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
1972 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation № 1081, placing the entire country under martial law and marking the beginning of his authoritarian rule.
1976 – Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
1981 – Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.